Who is America ?

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Who is America ?

Post by florin » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:36 pm

What is happening to America ?
I have no words...
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Post by Motova » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:44 pm

:consoling:
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Post by practitioner » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:09 am

It gets worse.
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Post by KRB80 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:07 am

Not sure whether to laugh or cry....both?
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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:43 am

The level of stupid of these people is unbelievable!
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Post by Miroku » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:45 am

I'd like to pretend that those people do not mean it. But ...
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Post by florin » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:34 am

Miroku wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:45 am
I'd like to pretend that those people do not mean it. But ...
When i see things like this, at times, is almost like the sense of reality becomes more fluid and you think that it is all an arrangement that they came to beforehand. More or less my rational mind refuses to accept that such things are real.
“The path of the supreme yoga it is not the path of accomplished sages of the past. Whoever enters onto the path of the sages of the past will end up gripped by the sicknesses of the path - meditation, attachment, and exertion.”Thig le drug pa.

“Everything of the universe of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa arises as the enlightened energy of the one self-perfected Natural Presence. But these teachers still mistakenly teach that disciples should fabricate enlightenment by applying discipline, renunciation, interruption, purification and transformation”.

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Post by practitioner » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:57 am

The genius of this character is that an Israeli Mossad gun nut is the perfect catnip for the American right wing.
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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:00 pm

practitioner wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:57 am
The genius of this character is that an Israeli Mossad gun nut is the perfect catnip for the American right wing.
Cohen is no idiot. He knows who and how to bait.
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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:03 pm

But seriously: how fracked in the head would you have to be to believe that anybody under the age of 18 (I would say 21) should be allowed to legally possess and carry a firearm???
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Post by PeterC » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:22 am

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/jason- ... resigning/

That was a bridge too far, even for the Georgia Republican party.

Honestly you wonder who these politicians use to screen media requests. Sacha Baron Cohen has been doing this for decades - Ali G, Borat, Bruno, etc. - I know politicians lose all common sense once a camera is pointed at them, but they ought to have staff who can spot this sort of thing coming

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Post by Grigoris » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:34 am

Legendary!!! :twothumbsup:
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Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:29 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:03 pm
But seriously: how fracked in the head would you have to be to believe that anybody under the age of 18 (I would say 21) should be allowed to legally possess and carry a firearm???
I was taught to shoot when I was seven, and allowed to use firearms from that point on.

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:57 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:03 pm
But seriously: how fracked in the head would you have to be to believe that anybody under the age of 18 (I would say 21) should be allowed to legally possess and carry a firearm???
As Malcolm saysv, lots of kids here learn to shoot, especially if you live rurally. It's not like that's unique to the US either, guns can be fairly utilitarian if you live out in BFE. Of course, we aren't talking AR 15s etc.
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Post by Grigoris » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:06 pm

I taught my kid brother to shoot when he was 7 or 8, but that does not mean I believe that kids should be allowed to own and carry guns.
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Post by DNS » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:01 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:34 am
Legendary!!! :twothumbsup:
Cohen is great. Very funny and still amazed how he gets them. :D

His Hebrew and Israeli accent is pretty good too. In case anyone's wondering, he starts the video saying "don't speak nonsense" (al tedeber shtiot).

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:29 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:06 pm
I taught my kid brother to shoot when he was 7 or 8, but that does not mean I believe that kids should be allowed to own and carry guns.
Of course not, context matters, these people are loons.
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Post by treehuggingoctopus » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:29 pm

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
. . . there they saw a rock! But it wasn't a rock . . .

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:25 am

DNS wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:34 am
Legendary!!! :twothumbsup:
Cohen is great. Very funny and still amazed how he gets them. :D

His Hebrew and Israeli accent is pretty good too. In case anyone's wondering, he starts the video saying "don't speak nonsense" (al tedeber shtiot).
Having been involved in self defense and martial arts for a while, I found the character especially hilarious. The lethal IDF trained soldier fightin' the terrorists is exactly the right thing to reel in this demographic. His walk had me laughing for a while.
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